The June 6 issue of The Lancet (www.thelancet.com) published a short article “Stigma and Discrimination in Mental Illness: Time to Change” authored by Claire Henderson and Graham Thornicroft from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. The article discusses the intervention logic underpinning the largest ever programme in England to reduce stigma and discrimination against people with mental health disorders – called Time to Change – by means of a systems map developed by shiftN in the framework of the UK Govt Foresight Mental Capital and Wellbeing project.
Prof. Dr. Andre Faaij from Copernicus Institute (University of Utrecht) gave a talk at Agri Vision 2009 “Shifting Horizons” (June 17-19, Noordwijk aan Zee; agrivision.com) “Towards more Sustainable Agriculture - Conflict or Concord between Fields for Feed, Food & Fuels”. The talk drew heavily on the multistakeholder scenario project “2050 Fields for Food or Fuel?”, jointly organised by shiftN and Giract. Andre Faaij was deeply involved in this effort and supported the project team as scientific co-ordinator.